Eurofighter Typhoon celebrated operating at an 11th Air Force base this weekend as 6 Squadron settled into their new home at RAF Leuchars in Fife, Scotland. The Squadron landed during the annual air show last weekend and will be the backbone of Britain’s Northern air policing Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) force, replacing the Tornado F3 of 111 Squadron.
In July 2010 the UK Royal Air Force, Spanish Air Force, Italian Air Force and the German Luftwaffe have begun taking delivery of the most advanced Helmet Mounted Symbology System (HMSS) which will form a key component of their Eurofighter Typhoon weapon systems.
80 per cent operational readiness, better than any other combat aircraft in-service with the Luftwaffe; 16 Eurofighter deployed to Decimomannu, Sardinia 300 people ; involved in the exercise, of which 19 pilots, 8 instructors, 5 operational pilots, 6 pilots in training, of which 4 were in transition from the Tornado. The focus: high value air combat training. That is, in short, the 2010 summer deployment of the Luftwaffe Eurofighters from JG 73 ("S") in Laage, Rostock, on the Baltic coast.
Another keystone in the life of the largest European industrial collaborative programme. Friday 9th of July EADS Defence & Security's facilities in Getafe, Spain, celebrates the delivery of the 300th right Eurofighter Typhoon wing.